Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The property was built around 1840 and completely renovated ten years ago to include new gas central heating, plumbing, and electrics. Old Dairy Cottage benefits from original wood beams and exposed brick work. High ceilings give a spacious feel to the cottage which has been finished to a high standard with quaint windows, pine woodwork, fitted carpets throughout and a high quality fitted kitchen with a solid wood floor.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ringstead Bay 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 50 km, Nearest railway: Dorchester South and West 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The property includes:

Lounge with leather suite, gas flame coal effect fire and flat screen TV and DVD player.

There is also a truckle bed in the lounge for occasional use which can be set up as single, twin or kingsize bed. It is a good quality, comfortable bed from M&S. The mattresses can also be used upstairs to sleep a small child/children in the master bedroom. If you wish to use this facility you will need to bring your own bedding for it.

Well fitted kitchen with all new high quality appliances: dishwasher, fridge freezer, washer/dryer.

Farmhouse pine table and chairs

Downstairs shower room with toilet and hand basin

Spacious master bedroom with king size bed and flat screen TV. Solid pine furniture. Plenty of room for a travel cot.

Two twin bedrooms with pine furniture.

Towels and bed linen supplied

Family Bathroom with Shower

Further details outdoors

The cottage has a small terraced area to the front of the house with table and chairs.

Further details

There is one allocated car parking space within the Dairy and further parking outside on the road.

The Dorset region

Dorset is an area of outstanding natural beauty with hidden villages, charming market towns, historic cities and many National Trust properties.

Sandy beaches are at Studland, Swanage, Weymouth and Lyme Regis, and are all within easy access. There are many more rural beaches, as well as Chesil Beach, the 18 mile shingle bank, all within half an hour's drive.

8 miles to Ringstead Bay (our favourite)

8.5 miles to Weymouth Beach (the train takes just ten minutes; the station is an easy walk from the cottage)

12 miles to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

The South-West Coast Path allows walking on unspoiled coastline from Poole to Lyme Regis and inland there are 3000 miles of footpaths to explore.


Historic Dorchester is in the heart of Thomas Hardy country and hosts many museums and a wealth of attractions for all ages. The centre of Dorchester is less than 10 minutes walk away, with an excellent mix of local and high street shops, and many restaurants and cafes.

A local One Stop Shop is 5 minutes walk and is open from 6am to 10pm every day.

The Trumpet Major, a family friendly Marston's pub restaurant, serves food all day, every day, and is just 5 minutes walk from the cottage.

Dorchester is very well off for supermarkets. There is a Waitrose in the town centre, a large Tesco just 5 minutes drive away on the ring road, a Sainsburys Local in Poundbury, and a Co-op and Iceland in the town centre.

Dorchester has its own 4 screen Plaza Cinema, just 10 minutes walk from the cottage, which screens a variety of films each week including latest releases. Ticket prices start from just £2.50 on weeknights.

The new ODEON cinema in the Brewery Square complex offers a further 3 screens with the latest in Dolby Digital sound technology along with stadium seating to provide the best viewing experience. Many well know restaurants and shops will be opening in the complex soon.

Every Wednesday Dorchester holds a traditional market with a large variety of stalls.

Dorchester hosts an authentic French Market during the August Bank Holiday.

Came Down Golf Club, with magnificent views across the Dorset coast and countryside, is situated just a few minutes outside Dorchester, offering all year round golf and welcomes visitors.

Rural and river walks are within easy walking distance of the cottage.